Boston to Entebbe

June 2012 130

Rwenzori Mountains, photo by MK

Let the tropical glacier exploration begin!  I just booked a flight to Entebbe, Uganda where our team will collect rock samples from deposits left by glaciers during the last glacial maximum (about 20,000 years ago).  Woh, woh, woh, Miss Lippy, there are glaciers in Uganda?  There was an ice age in Africa?  The last ice age was only 20,000 years ago?  Humans had not reached North America by then!  This is crazy!  Surely tropical glaciers are the stuff of legends like unicorns.  See for yourself: Download Google Earth and type in Rwenzori National Park, how many peaks can you see with glaciers (do not mistake them for clouds).

Still Exploring,

Alice

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